During E3, THQ announced
that they would be bringing MiCoach 24/7
to the Xbox 360. Well, MiCoach
itself wouldn't be the game, but the technology used for it would be tied into a title-to-be-revealed-later. The MiCoach
technology itself would allow gamers to "create profiles[and] choose from several sports, such as running, tennis, football (soccer), American football and basketball" to track their calorie-burning progress.
Unfortunately, it was a tough year for the game's developer, THQ, and, along with diminishing profits and the layoffs of over 200 employees, MiCoach
was given the axe. The issue that popped up, though, is that the game was a joint effort with sportswear maker Adidas, and they've now sued THQ for $10.6 million in losses related to the unreleased product. Adidas also claims that THQ didn't turn over materials related to publishing the game so that Adidas could give those materials to another developer of their choosing.
Short version of all this: MiCoach
is canceled. Longer version: THQ is in some hot water right now, and is currently engaged in a legal battle with Adidas. Hopefully the tides turn in a positive direction for the publisher soon.